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November 30, 2022 at 5:49 PM Units at scene on Kentucky Mine report these are 5 legal burn piles, property owner is monitoring and will continue over the next few hours.

November 30, 2022 at 5:28 PM Units at scene on Kentucky Ridge do not need any additional resources.

November 30, 2022 at 5:19 PM The fire seen in the Kentucky Mine Road area is several burn piles near a ridge top.

November 30, 2022 at 5:14 PM A large burn pile in the Hayden Road area of Kentucky Ridge Road is prompting numerous calls to 911. Firefighters are at scene, it is a burn pile only.

November 30, 2022 at 3:02 PM Closure of La Barr Meadows Road at Dog Bar due to a gas hazard.

November 30, 2022 at 2:31 PM Forward progress stopped on the Field incident.

November 30, 2022 at 2:15 PM One dozer and one water tender are at scene of the Field incident to assist engines and crews.

November 30, 2022 at 2:12 PM Field IC is requesting two water tenders to respond to the incident.

November 30, 2022 at 2:07 PM Field IC reports the fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, firefighters are making good progress. Approximately 2-3 acres now.

November 30, 2022 at 1:59 PM Field IC reports the fire is about 1 to 1.5 acres, backing down the hill into the wind. All units to continue in.

November 30, 2022 at 1:57 PM All units to continue on Scott Forbs Road until they reach the fire.

November 30, 2022 at 1:53 PM Units are at scene at the Field Station, determining the best access to the fire now. Incoming units to stage at the main entrance.

November 30, 2022 at 1:44 PM Reported escaped burn pile near the UC Field Station on Scott Forbs Road in Smartsville, units dispatched. Estimated at less than an acre at this time.

November 30, 2022 at 1:22 PM Reported vehicle rollover on La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

November 30, 2022 at 1:22 PM Nevada County and Sierra Roots will open the Cold Weather Shelter Thursday Night, December 1st, and Friday night, December 2nd. The Cold Weather Shelter is located at the Veterans Hall (lower level), 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City. The shelter will open at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in Nevada City Veterans Hall and will accept guests until 8:00 p.m. The shelter will close at 7:30 a.m. each morning. The Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement Team (HOME Team) will provide case management services to attendees and the Nevada County Veteran Services Office will also connect homeless veterans to available services. Hospitality House will provide Homeless Access Transportation (HAT) to and from the sheltering location.

November 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM Your outdoor holiday decorations are secured, right? Gusty winds will pick up later today, the forecast calls for gusts strong enough to create major hazards. Make sure roof gutters are clean, although the battle with the leaves seems like a loosing one right now.

November 30, 2022 at 12:59 PM Traffic hazard on Brewer Road at Annie Drive in Alta Sierra.

November 30, 2022 at 9:47 AM Non-injury accident on Rough & Ready Hwy at Penn Valley Drive, the roadway is clear.

November 30, 2022 at 9:32 AM Two major winter storms with mountain travel impacts tonight – Thursday night and again this weekend. Winter storm tonight into Thursday night will bring rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and mountain travel impacts. Break expected Thursday night into Friday afternoon. A second winter storm Friday night into Sunday will bring additional rain, heavy mountain snow, and mountain travel impacts. Near to below freezing overnight lows Friday, Monday and Tuesday mornings.

November 30, 2022 at 7:37 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 29, 2022 at 7:22 PM Updated election results posted, with only 394 unprocessed ballots remaining there is no change in outcome of the various contests.

November 29, 2022 at 1:49 PM Winter storm Wednesday night into Friday morning will bring rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and mountain travel impacts. Brief break expected during the day Friday. A second winter storm Friday night into Sunday will bring additional rain, heavy mountain snow, and mountain travel impacts. Also, low snow! There’s still time to get ready. Tips and info here.

November 29, 2022 at 12:45 PM A rather large male goat, wearing a collar, has taken up residence in a yard on Tree Farm and Hill Haven Drive in Colfax. If this is your buck, please retrieve him by calling 530-304-1055.

November 29, 2022 at 10:27 AM Animal hazard, unspecified species, on Hwy 49 at the Brunswick on ramp. Use caution, especially if driving eastbound towards Nevada City.

November 29, 2022 at 8:01 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 28, 2022 at 8:35 PM Yuba, the wayward pup, is back home. Thanks to the neighbor who kept him safe.

November 28, 2022 at 8:05 PM Reported accident, heard only. on Hwy 49 near Lime Kiln Road. Units dispatched to check.

November 28, 2022 at 5:56 PM Missing dog: Yuba about 3 year old mostly black McNab, missing from home off of Excelsior Ditch Camp near Augustine Rd in Nevada City, should have a collar with name and phone number, however he’s my landlady’s & she’s out of the country, and I’m watching him so the # on the tag is hers. I am hoping someone found him and tried to reach her but hasn’t been able to yet. The property isn’t fenced in, he usually doesn’t wander on his own and stays close by, her other dog is here. However, he has gotten spooked by loud sounds before and ran away once, he made it all the way down to the 49 bridge. He’s very used to me and so I don’t think he just ran away because she’s gone. He’s very sweet, approachable and anxious, most likely would be scared if found. Sammies and GV Shelter were both closed by the time I got finished checking with the neighbors, so unsure if he was turned in, I’ll call again tomorrow. Last seen late morning, and it was around 3pm that it became weird that I hadn’t seen him in awhile and I started to look/call for him. If you have seen him or have him with you, please text or call me 310-384-4575.

November 28, 2022 at 4:20 PM First unit at scene in Lake Wildwood can handle, canceling all incoming resources.

November 28, 2022 at 4:15 PM Reported fire in Lake Wildwood is an electrical outlet smoking, no flames seen. Units arriving at scene.

November 28, 2022 at 4:10 PM Reported residential structure fire, Golden Trout Way, across from Minnow Way in Lake Wildwood. Units dispatched.

November 28, 2022 at 4:06 PM Reported accident on Greenhorn Creek and You Bet Road. Units dispatched.

November 28, 2022 at 9:05 AM Major winter storm with travel impacts and potential road closures Wed night-Friday. Stronger weather system Wednesday night into Friday morning bringing rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and mountain travel impacts such as road closures. A second system later Saturday into Sunday will bring additional rain and moderate to heavy mountain snow. Cooler temperatures, breezy winds, a few light mountain snow showers today. Near to below freezing overnight lows in the Valley Tuesday-Wednesday mornings.

November 28, 2022 at 7:00 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 27, 2022 at 2:30 PM Power outage affecting 69 customers on Table Mountain Road, estimated time of restoration is 4:15 pm.

November 27, 2022 at 1:53 PM Firefighters have extinguished the fire on Hwy 49, releasing all units. Reopening all lanes of Hwy 49.

November 27, 2022 at 1:26 PM Forward progress stopped on the Wellswood incident.

November 27, 2022 at 1:22 PM Firefighters are making good progress, CHP at scene for traffic control.

November 27, 2022 at 1:19 PM Vegetation fire on Hwy 49 near Wellswood Way, units at scene. Northbound lanes of Hwy 49 closed at Alta Sierra Drive.

November 27, 2022 at 11:43 AM An explainer from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources center: Where do fall colors come from?

November 27, 2022 at 9:23 AM

November 27, 2022 at 7:43 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 26, 2022 at 5:02 PM Quiet through Sunday, chance of light snow at lower elevations mid to late week. Dry and mild weather through the weekend. Breezy north to east winds today but little to no impacts expected. Cooler temperatures, breezy winds, light mountain snow Monday. Near to below freezing overnight lows in the Valley Tuesday-Wednesday mornings. Another weather system mid to late week next week bringing light rain, heavy mountain snow and breezy winds.

November 26, 2022 at 4:56 PM Report of a possible vegetation fire or escaped burn pile on Willow Glen Road in the Brownsville area, units dispatched to check on it.

November 26, 2022 at 11:57 AM Take a look at the photo gallery of yesterday’s Holidays at the Empire Mine State Historic Park.

November 26, 2022 at 10:36 AM Thanks to Darin Barry for sharing the Little Town of Washington’s annual Poison Bob’s Muppet Launch.

November 26, 2022 at 9:25 AM First unit at scene in Colfax, one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

November 26, 2022 at 9:20 AM Reported residential structure fire on North Main Street in Colfax, deck on fire. Units dispatched.

November 26, 2022 at 8:25 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 25, 2022 at 5:37 PM All resources dispatched to the reported fire in Cape Horn, with the exception of one engine, can cancel.

November 25, 2022 at 5:33 PM Gold IC is releasing all engines still staging in the Lake Wildwood area.

November 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM Reported vegetation fire in the Cape Horn area at or near Rock Road. Numerous units dispatched to the 1/2 acre fire, another escaped burn pile.

November 25, 2022 at 5:17 PM First unit has arrived at scene, reporting a small fire only. Incoming units to stage at their present location, one engine to continue in to the Gold incident (access to the fire is off Gold Country Drive.)

November 25, 2022 at 5:15 PM Fire is located off Mica Court, in Lake Wildwood, per caller reports. Firefighters are in the area, attempting to locate.

November 25, 2022 at 5:07 PM Reported vegetation fire, multiple callers, in the Penn Valley area. Fire is now visible from the cameras, multiple units dispatched.

November 25, 2022 at 12:22 PM Have you seen Mia? The 4 year old Siamese has been missing since the afternoon of Thanksgiving. Location: Tall Pines Estates Clubhouse, 13960 Golden Star Road in Grass Valley, near Alta Sierra and Allison Ranch Road. Her human servants are offering a reward, please contact 530-446-4323 if you’ve seen her or picked her up.

November 25, 2022 at 8:42 AM Quiet through Sunday, another weather system mid to late week. Cooler temperatures, breezy winds, light mountain snow Monday. Near to below freezing overnight lows in the Valley Tuesday-Wednesday mornings. Another weather system mid to late week next week bringing light rain, mountain snow and breezy winds.

November 24, 2022 at 8:00 PM Tomorrow will be a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 24, 2022 at 7:45 AM Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!

November 23, 2022 at 4:53 PM If you are on the road for the holiday, please drive safe. It’s OK to arrive later than planned, your family and friends will be happy to se you.

November 23, 2022 at 2:37 PM The wandering goats near Lake Wildwood are safely back with their owners. Thanks to reader Susan for the update.

November 23, 2022 at 2:25 PM A heads up for tomorrow: Thanksgiving is a No Burn Day in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. If you have a burn pile going, make sure it is completely extinguished by this evening.

November 23, 2022 at 12:14 PM Two wayward goats near the Lake Wildwood gym, on busy Pleasant Valley Road. Please watch out for them.

November 23, 2022 at 8:10 AM A large size blonde dog in the roadway on Hwy 174 and Powerline Road. Use caution in the area.

November 23, 2022 at 6:44 AM First unit at scene on Chubb reports a small fire, one engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

November 23, 2022 at 6:35 AM Reported vegetation fire, a 25 by 25 ft spot of brush on fire, on Chubb Road in the Clipper Gap area. Units dispatched.

November 23, 2022 at 6:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 22, 2022 at 6:45 PM Extinguished escaped burn pile to be checked by firefighters on Twi Lite Way off Shady Creek Drive on San Juan Ridge.

November 22, 2022 at 5:20 PM The Nevada County Elections Office has released updated results for the November 8th General Election. 50,432 ballots have been counted and voter turnout stands at 67.94% with this latest update. The outcome of the various races are unlikely to change with only 989 ballots remaining to be counted.

November 22, 2022 at 4:35 PM Western Bluebirds had a spa day at YubaNet HQ.

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November 22, 2022 at 11:47 AM Emergency services report no injuries at the accident on Hwy 49.

November 22, 2022 at 11:38 AM First unit has arrived on 49 and Rush Creek, reporting one lane of Hwy 49 is blocked.

November 22, 2022 at 11:33 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Rush Creek, solo vehicle accident, car overturned. Extrication needed, emergency services dispatched.

November 22, 2022 at 9:45 AM We have big plans for 2023! We are expanding our coverage next year! Our reporting in 2023 will be focused on the path forward for the wider Sierra Nevada region. How to keep your home and neighborhood safe from extreme weather or fire, how resources are being used in education and local government, where to find the latest arts and culture events, and more. Whether it is $5, $50 or $5,000, or a simply hearty “thanks for all you do!” it all matters and fuels what we do. Simply put, we can’t do this without you, and this year we are committed to making it even easier to support YubaNet. Read all about it here: https://yubanet.com/regional/focus-forward-our-vision-for-2023/

November 22, 2022 at 8:25 AM Traffic hazard on Hwy 49 at La Barr Meadows Road. Truck hauling leaves and chips, some of which have caught fire. Driver appears unaware, emergency services dispatched.

November 22, 2022 at 8:03 AM Quiet through Thanksgiving, pattern change next week. Dry and mild weather through Thanksgiving. Breezy north to east winds Wednesday into Thursday but little to no impacts expected. Pattern change late weekend into next week will bring the return of cooler temperatures, rain, and mountain snow.

November 22, 2022 at 6:36 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 21, 2022 at 7:04 PM Firefighters Thanksgiving organized by the Nevada County Professional Firefighters Local 3800 is happening now until 9:00 pm at the Golden Era Lounge in Nevada City, a fundraiser benefitting the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Stop by, say hi and support your firefighters.

November 21, 2022 at 2:32 PM Reported vehicle accident, injuries reported, on Tammy Way in Alta Sierra. Emergency services dispatched.

November 21, 2022 at 2:15 PM The outage on Hughes Road in Grass Valley is now affecting 35 customers.

November 21, 2022 at 1:35 PM Power outage on Hughes Road in Grass Valley is affecting 8 customers (including Hospice Gift & Thrift) PG&E crew has been assigned, estimated time of restoration is 5:15 pm.

November 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM Reported vegetation fire on Mount Vernon Road and Sacramento Street in the Dutch Flat area, possibly an escaped burn pile, units dispatched.

November 21, 2022 at 12:26 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at Rush Creek Way, vehicle off the roadway and into the creek. Emergency services dispatched.

November 21, 2022 at 11:17 AM 998 customers are without power in the Browns Valley area in Yuba County. Estimated restoration time is now 12:30 pm.

November 21, 2022 at 9:02 AM

November 21, 2022 at 6:43 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 20, 2022 at 11:59 AM Accident on Tyler Foote Road at Old Mill Road on the San Juan Ridge, overturned USPS truck. Emergency services dispatched.

November 20, 2022 at 9:05 AM

November 20, 2022 at 7:58 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 19, 2022 at 3:33 PM The miniature horse on Cement Hill Road was on his way to visit his pony friend down the road. The grownups have recovered the escape artist.

November 19, 2022 at 3:23 PM No fire in the Penn Valley or Birney Sprigs area at this time.

November 19, 2022 at 3:09 PM Black smoke reported off Hwy 20 near Penn valley Drive. Caller reporting seeing smoke, possibly in the Bitney Springs area.

November 19, 2022 at 2:58 PM A medium-brown miniature horse with a cream-colored mane and a pink bridle is trotting in the roadway on Cement Hill in Nevada City according to a reader report. Use caution in the area and do not spook the little equine.

November 19, 2022 at 7:11 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 18, 2022 at 5:44 PM The latest updated election results have been posted. 7,239 unprocessed ballots remaining to be counted at this time.

November 18, 2022 at 4:23 PM Some lighthearted news to start the weekend. We asked our newsletter subscribers which classic Thanksgiving dishes will grace their table. There was only one dish without a single “Not on our table!” See the results.

November 18, 2022 at 1:09 PM Route 3 Grass Valley Loop Stop Closures on HWY 174 The following stops on HWY 174 remain temporarily closed on 11/18 due to road construction: @ the Bottle Shop, @ Prosperity Lanes and @ Grass Valley Glass.

November 18, 2022 at 11:19 AM North/East winds return later today-Saturday. Cold overnight temperatures continue; possible freeze for rural areas on Sunday-Monday. Dry weather with good travel conditions expected for Thanksgiving week.

November 18, 2022 at 9:57 AM Court rules Tribble not qualified to be Auditor-Controller. “Court finds and concludes that Defendant does not meet the qualifications required by law in Government Code section 26945 to serve as Auditor-Controller. As such, the Court annuls and sets aside the election of Defendant as Auditor-Controller.” This is the ruling of the Nevada County Superior Court in the case brought by current Assistant Auditor-Controller Gina Will against Rob Tribble.

November 18, 2022 at 6:24 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 17, 2022 at 4:30 PM A ladder in the southbound lanes on Hwy 49 near the downtown exit is causing a traffic hazard according to a reader. Use caution.

November 17, 2022 at 12:04 PM Forward progress has been stopped on the Piper incident, still only 1/4 acre. Resources at scene will be committed for approx. 2 hours.

November 17, 2022 at 12:01 PM Piper IC is canceling units still in route to the incident, they can handle with resources at scene. Requesting a prevention officer to respond.

November 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM Firefighters on Piper Hill Lane have the 1/4-acre fire about 50% lined with hoselines. Making good progress. threat to other structures has been mitigated.

November 17, 2022 at 11:53 AM First unit at scene on Piper Hill reports one outbuilding and a wood pile on fire, approximately 1/4 acre of vegetation involved. Fire will be picked up with resources dispatched.

November 17, 2022 at 11:39 AM Residential structure fire with possible threat to vegetation on Piper Hill Drive in Penn Valley. Units dispatched.

November 17, 2022 at 11:37 AM First unit at scene on Allison Ranch Road reports a small spot, approximately 50 by 20, contained by homeowner. One engine to continue in, all others can cancel.

November 17, 2022 at 11:33 AM Reported fire, escaped burn pile, on Alison Ranch Road in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

November 17, 2022 at 8:22 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 174 at Odyssey Lane.

November 17, 2022 at 6:27 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 16, 2022 at 5:15 PM Hit and run accident on Hwy 20 at Penn Valley Drive. NCSO and CHP in the area, no injuries reported.

November 16, 2022 at 4:05 PM Route 3 Grass Valley Loop Stop Closures on HWY 174. The following stops on HWY 174 are temporarily closed on 11/16 & 11/17 due to road construction: @ the Bottle Shop, @ Prosperity Lanes and @ Grass Valley Glass.

Route 4 Stop Closures Due to Road Construction on Sierra College Dr. Stops are closed between E. Main St and Sierra College on Sierra College Dr and on E. Main St heading towards downtown Grass Valley @ Professional and @ The Fairway. The following stops on Sierra College Dr. are temporarily closed on 11/16 & 11/17 due to road construction: @ Litton Trail and @ Fire Station #2, @ Granite Wellness. @ Chapa de; Southbound stops on E. Main St. @ Professional and E. Main St. @ The Fairway are closed. Route 4 will detour using Hughes Rd to Ridge Rd. to Sierra College Dr.

November 16, 2022 at 3:12 PM Updated election results have been posted. An additional 9,233 have been counted, bringing the total to 38,057 ballots. An additional 12,500+ remain to be counted.

November 16, 2022 at 9:16 AM North/East winds return late week, cold overnight temps continue. Gusty winds on Friday and Saturday may cause impacts to unsecured items, including temporary structures and lawn decorations. Cold overnight temperatures could threaten pets, plants, and people.

November 16, 2022 at 8:42 AM Nevada County Transit Services update: The following stops on Sierra College Dr. are temporarily closed on 11/16 due to road construction: Litton Trail and Fire Station #2 (all on Route 4.) Southbound stops on E. Main St. @ Professional and E. Main St. @ The Fairway are closed due to detours.

November 16, 2022 at 8:18 AM At about 8:05 reader Kate spotted a 3-legged dog on the loose walking on East Main Street in Grass Valley along the raised sidewalk with metal railing just east of Maria’s. Looked like a brindled Great Dane or hound. Please watch out for the pup.

November 16, 2022 at 8:09 AM A school bus with a mechanical problem is blocking the northbound lane on Old Auburn Road at Godfrey Lane in Grass Valley.

November 16, 2022 at 7:25 AM A good reminder from reader Phil: Major paving operation today on Colfax Ave between Ophir Street and Hansen Way in Grass Valley. Delays inevitable.

November 16, 2022 at 6:32 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 15, 2022 at 10:51 PM

November 15, 2022 at 9:40 PM The Nevada County outage has been resolved. Still 2,073 customers out in Yuba and Butte counties.

November 15, 2022 at 8:57 PM Updated outage numbers for Yuba and Nevada counties. 3,772 customers in Nevada County and 2,073 in Yuba County out of power. Restoration time is now 12:30 am for all outages, trouble crews have been assigned.

November 15, 2022 at 8:45 PM 252 customers in the Oregon House area and 982 customers in the Penn Valley/Lake Wildwood area reported as being out of power. Estimated restoration time is 12:30 am for the PV area, 10:30 pm for Oregon House.

November 15, 2022 at 8:25 PM Penn Valley, portions of Rough and Ready and Lake Wildwood are out of power.

November 15, 2022 at 8:09 PM Creek IC reports these are two stumps smoldering, two engines to continue in, all others can cancel.

November 15, 2022 at 8:05 PM Firefighters are in the area, attempting to locate the escaped burn pile.

November 15, 2022 at 8:02 PM First unit has arrived in the area of the Wolf incident.

November 15, 2022 at 7:58 PM Reported escaped burn pile on Wolf Creek Road in the Alta Sierra Ranches. 150 by 60 ft spot, moving across the yard. Units dispatched.

November 15, 2022 at 6:12 PM Vehicle accident on Hwy 20 at Mooney Flat Road, emergency services at scene.

November 15, 2022 at 5:25 PM Hwy 49 at McKnight is open again.

November 15, 2022 at 4:55 PM Tow truck arriving on Hwy 49 at McKnight. Lanes are closed before the McKnight off ramp. Use South Auburn to La Barr Meadows to avoid sitting in traffic and please respect the speed limit on the surface streets.

November 15, 2022 at 4:33 PM Vehicle vs pole at the McKnight off ramp on Hwy 49. Emergency services at scene for the overturned vehicle.

November 15, 2022 at 12:49 PM Vehicle vs power pole on Cameron Way off Wolf Road. Lines in the roadway, emergency services dispatched. The power outage is affecting 12 customers, PG&E trouble crew has been dispatched.

November 15, 2022 at 12:36 PM Report of a possible escaped burn pile on Scott Grant Road in the Loma Rica area. Units dispatched. Caller reports a lot of smoke in the area.

November 15, 2022 at 10:19 AM

November 15, 2022 at 6:45 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 14, 2022 at 9:24 PM Roadway is blocked on Wolf Road at Garden Bar Road after a head on collision. Emergency services dispatched.

November 14, 2022 at 7:09 PM Overturned vehicle in the roadway on Hwy 49 between the 49’er bridge and Reader Ranch Road. Driver has self-extricated, units are at scene. One lane is blocked.

November 14, 2022 at 1:23 PM Two large barrels rolling in the roadway on Hwy 49 at the Idaho-Maryland off ramp. Use caution in the area.

November 14, 2022 at 9:21 AM Nevada County Elections expects to have updated results by close of business on Wednesday, November 16. Subsequent updates will be posted on Tuesdays and Fridays by close of business.

November 14, 2022 at 9:19 AM Success IC reports this is likely a chimney fire. They can handle with units at scene.

November 14, 2022 at 9:15 AM First unit at scene on Success Cross Road reports light smoke, or possibly steam coming off the roof. All units to continue in for now.

November 14, 2022 at 9:09 AM Reported residential structure fire, smoke in the attic, on Success Cross Road off Banner Mine Way in Nevada City. Units dispatched.

November 14, 2022 at 9:06 AM Your morning wildlife report from YubaNet HQ.

November 14, 2022 at 6:49 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 13, 2022 at 4:50 PM Forward progress has been stopped on the Provenza incident. No additional resources required, hoselines around the fire and tied into a canal.

November 13, 2022 at 4:38 PM The portion of the Provenza fire on Harmony Way has a hoseline around, fire is now estimated at 9 acres and about 3/4 contained.

November 13, 2022 at 4:31 PM Provenza IC requests the next arriving engine to take Harmony Hills Ranch Way and check the property at the end.

November 13, 2022 at 4:28 PM Provenza fire has spread onto another property per a caller, IC reports they are making good progress. One outbuilding has been fully involved.

November 13, 2022 at 4:22 PM Additional water tender and engines have arrived at the Provenza incident.

November 13, 2022 at 4:11 PM Provenza IC is requesting two additional engines, two hand crews and two dozers.

November 13, 2022 at 4:08 PM Reported possible escaped burn pile on Provenza Court in the Wolf Mountain area. Caller says approximately 1 acre, unknown how the pile caught fire on adjacent property. Units dispatched.

November 13, 2022 at 12:34 PM A female Northern Flicker looking for hidden tasty treats.

November 13, 2022 at 12:09 PM Saddle IC reports the forward progress has been stopped, canceling still incoming units.

November 13, 2022 at 12:05 AM Units at scene on Saddle Rd. report about one acre, slow rate of spread. Fire has been mostly contained by locals. No threat.

November 13, 2022 at 11:44 AM Reported grass fire, estimated at 1/2 acre, on Saddle Road between McCourtney and Perimeter Road in the Higgins area. Units dispatched.

November 13, 2022 at 8:42 AM Dry, breezy and chilly weather continues. Dry weather today with below normal high temperatures and some breezy north to east wind. Some frost possible Monday and Tuesday mornings in wind sheltered areas. Protect pets, people, and frost sensitive vegetation. Gusty north to east wind at times over portions of interior Northern California today into Wednesday.

November 13, 2022 at 8:38 AM Lower IC reports all resources have been released from the fire.

November 13, 2022 at 8:28 AM Tree down on Hwy 49 near Smith Road, roadway is partially blocked. CHP and Caltrans advised.

November 13, 2022 at 7:24 AM Thanks to Peardale Chicago Park Fire PIO Daniel Ramey for sharing this video from the Lower Incident. Peardale Chicago Park FD was assisted by Ophir Hill, Nevada County Consolidated and CAL FIRE.

November 13, 2022 at 7:07 AM Lower IC reports they have knockdown on the fire, all resources will be committed for two hours. Heavy mop-up and overhaul required.

November 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM Firefighters are making good progress on the structure fire in Peardale. There is no threat to the wildland or neighboring structures.

November 13, 2022 at 6:45 AM Lower IC is requesting one additional water tender.

November 13, 2022 at 6:37 AM Reported vacant structure/barn fire on Lower Colfax Road in Peardale, units are at scene. This will be the Lower incident.

November 12, 2022 at 1:06 PM A reader just picked up a female black lab that was running in lanes at Hwy 49 and Ivey Lane. She has a shock collar but no tags. Big teats from a litter of puppies. She will be dropped off at Sammie’s.

November 12, 2022 at 1:04 PM This dog is roaming around the Mining Museum off Allison Ranch Road. It seems scared and hungry but won’t let anyone approach closely. Walks up to people but is easily spooked. Sammie’s Friends has been notified, but if you recognize this pup, please go get him.

November 12, 2022 at 1:01 PM Fantasia, the lost pup, has been reunited with her humans.

November 12, 2022 at 8:45 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 11, 2022 at 9:40 PM Reported residential structure fire in Placer Hills was confined to a heating source.

November 11, 2022 at 9:24 PM Reported residential structure fire on Meadow Oak Lane near Weimar Cross Road in the Placer Hills area, units dispatched.

November 11, 2022 at 8:19 PM The pup found on Lime Kiln Road has been reunited with his human.

November 11, 2022 at 8:16 PM This is Fantasia. She’s gone from her home on Upper Moonshine Road near Bullards Bar. If you see her, or picked her up, please call or text 530-559-0874.

November 11, 2022 at 4:07 PM Reader Kara found a dog running up Lime Kiln Road from Highway 49 up to Alta Sierra around 3:45 PM today. He is really sweet and probably pretty old. Kara can be reached at 916–577-3559.

November 11, 2022 at 3:24 PM

From NCSO: Shortly after 2pm today, search and rescue teams located Trinity, unfortunately she was deceased.  Trinity was located approximately 1/2 mile north of the residence she was last seen at in a very heavily wooded river drainage area.  

At this point there is nothing suspicious and her cause of death is unknown.  Our coroners division will be conducting a full investigation, including an autopsy.  

We have been in communication with the family and extend our deepest condolences to them as they work through this loss.  We ask that you please respect their privacy. 

Our deep appreciation goes to the hundreds of volunteers from agencies throughout Northern California that have assisted in this search.

November 11, 2022 at 7:59 AM Nevada County’s Veterans Service Office (VSO) has been working with Caltrans District 3 on new signage that will be posted along highways coming into Nevada County. Pictured here are a few members of the VSO team with the signs that were recently delivered.

November 11, 2022 at 7:45 AM Tree debris partially blocking the roadway on Hwy 20 east of Harmony Ridge Road.

November 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM Today is a NO burn day in Nevada, Placer, Sierra and Plumas counties.

November 10, 2022 at 9:38 PM The aircraft over the Lake Wildwood/Bridgeport area is not a military exercise. They are searching for the missing teen. It is one of the FIRIS firemapping planes, has excellent infrared capabilities.

November 10, 2022 at 6:01 PM Three-car collision on Hwy 49 near Uren Street and Hwy 20. Emergency services dispatched.

November 10, 2022 at 4:27 PM Good news, the pup found at Hoyt’s Crossing on November 7th has been reunited with his humans. Thanks to reader Gaby for caring!

November 10, 2022 at 4:18 PM Per Nevada County Elections’ report to the Secretary of State this morning, the estimated number of unprocessed ballots for Nevada County is 18,475.

November 10, 2022 at 12:16 PM Reader Kerry reports Grass Valley DMV and other DMV offices are offline because of computer issues. As a reminder, all offices are closed tomorrow for Veterans Day.

November 10, 2022 at 7:53 AM The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and members of search and rescue are in the Bitney Springs Road neighborhood searching for a missing at risk 16-year old female by the name of Trinity. Trinity is 5′ 9″, 130 pounds with red hair and green eyes. She is last known to be wearing gray and black pajamas. If you notice anyone on or around your property matching this description please contact the Sheriff’s Office dispatch center immediately at 530-265-7880 thank you.

November 10, 2022 at 7:35 AM Solo vehicle accident on Bitney Springs Road near Pleasant Valley Road. The roadway is clear, no injuries reported.

November 10, 2022 at 7:20 AM Twelve power outages remain in western Nevada County, affecting 328 customers. Restoration time is tonight between 8:00 and 10:00 pm.

November 10, 2022 at 6:45 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

November 9, 2022 at 5:13 PM The latest update shows 18 outages affecting 581 customers in western Nevada County. Broken poles are being replaced and some 161 customers might have power back by 10 pm tonight.

November 9, 2022 at 2:38 PM 1,250 customers remain without power in western Nevada County. Crews are working to restore 23 separate outages.

November 9, 2022 at 2:09 PM Election Day is over, what’s the holdup on results? An explainer and the answer to this specific “Are we there yet?” question, written by a tired and probably overcaffeinated reporter.

November 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM A 20-ft U-Haul has flipped and is blocking the road on Clipper Creek Road off Banner Lava Cap.

November 9, 2022 at 8:45 AM Utility power has been restored to YubaNet HQ – and most of Nevada City.

November 9, 2022 at 8:20 AM Accident on Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road, lanes are blocked. Emergency services are at scene, injuries reported.

November 9, 2022 at 8:09 AM A note from California Organics in Nevada City: They are open as usual, generator-powered!

November 9, 2022 at 7:55 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

Agricultural burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

November 9, 2022 at 7:23 AM A horse in the roadway on McCourtney near the pond. Use caution, and give priority to the 1 HP.

November 9, 2022 at 7:16 AM Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) is also closed today due to the power outages.

November 9, 2022 at 7:13 AM Per John Baggett, Superintendent, Nevada City School District: Nevada City and surrounding areas are without electricity with an unknown restoration time. Out of the concern for the safety of students and staff, school will be canceled today. All school and school related activities are canceled for Nevada City School District schools at Deer Creek and Seven Hills campuses.

November 9, 2022 at 6:50 AM 3,577 customers remain without power in western Nevada County, due to 27 separate outages. PG&E trouble crews are assigned.

November 9, 2022 at 6:38 AM Nevada City School District and Forest Charter are closed due to power loss. Special education program at TKM is closed, but the Union Hill and Arete sites are open.

November 9, 2022 at 6:35 AM Due to power outages and road conditions, Nevada County Superior Court will be targeting a delayed opening of 10am this morning.

November 9, 2022 at 1:58 AM 3,537 customers out of power from the Brunswick Basin through Nevada City, North Bloomfield and Lake Vera/Purdon. No estimate of restoration yet. A total of 4,847 customers are out of power in Nevada County.

November 9, 2022 at 1:35 AM Power outage at YubaNet HQ, generator keeping us connected. Report of a transformer damaged in the area.

November 9, 2022 at 12:40 AM The final election night update has been posted. No contest is being called because 28,824 of 74,225 ballots have been counted so far (38.83%.) All ballots dropped off today at voter centers, drop boxes and mailed via USPS remain to be counted. We’ll have an estimate of that number by Thursday at the latest.

November 8, 2022 at 11:26 PM

November 8, 2022 at 11:22 PM Vehicle blocking a driveway on the 15000 block of You Bet Road after sliding in the snow.

November 8, 2022 at 10:31 PM 438 customers have lost power between North Bloomfield Road and Hwy 20 northeast of Nevada City. No estimated time of restoration available.

November 8, 2022 at 9:37 PM Power outage update: 206 customers out of power until midnight in the Cascade Shores area.

November 8, 2022 at 8:25 PM Numerous vehicles have spun out on Brunswick Road just down from Hwy 174. CHP and emergency services at scene. If you don’t have to be on the road, stay home.

Photo: Alex Parker

November 8, 2022 at 7:15 PM Good evening from the Nevada County Elections Office. We are ready to bring you updates live as they happens. All results will be posted on our Live Results page.

November 8, 2022 at 5:26 PM Reader reported power outage on Red Dog Road and Crystal Wells. 161 customers affected, no time of restoration yet.

November 8, 2022 at 5:14 PM Vehicle off the roadway on Pasquale Road and Banner Quaker Hill Road.

November 8, 2022 at 3:49 PM

November 8, 2022 at 3:48 PM The Elections Office in Nevada County has scanned approximately 25,000 ballots – roughly one third of the total ballots.

November 8, 2022 at 1:32 PM Due to inclement weather, the Truckee Courthouse will be closed for the remainder of the day.

November 8, 2022 at 12:05 PM Lost female Red Doberman named “Happy” missing from Rices Crossing Rd near the Bridgeport covered bridge. Cropped ears but one of them lays flat against her head. She’s been lost since Saturday 11 AM. Please call 530-265-9009 with info.

November 8, 2022 at 11:47 AM Two power outages, affecting 60 customers, off Idaho-Maryland Road and Big Blue Road. Trouble crew has been assigned, no estimate time for restoration yet.

November 8, 2022 at 11:44 AM Strong winter storm for the mountains, valley rain and gusty winds today – frost and fog late week. Very difficult mountain travel conditions with likely chain controls, possible road closures, and low visibility due to heavy snow and gusty winds through tonight. Periods of moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the Valley and Foothills today.

November 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM Starting at 5:00 pm, through our partnership with Newspack, we will have real-time election results from all national races via Decision Desk HQ. After 8:00 pm, California statewide races will be updated every 60 seconds. Local results will be posted in real time as soon as available.

November 8, 2022 at 10:22 AM Pile burning continues today on the Tahoe National Forest, 10 acres near the Town of Washington. Also, pile burning will take place today at Empire Mine State Park.

November 8, 2022 at 9:42 AM Accident on Idaho-Maryland Road and Banner Lava Cap Road, the roadway is blocked.

November 8, 2022 at 9:34 AM Banner Quaker Hill is currently closed due to hazardous driving conditions. Road crews are actively plowing. There is currently no estimated time for reopening.

November 8, 2022 at 8:28 AM Starting at 5:00 pm, through our partnership with Newspack, we will have real-time election results from all national races via Decision Desk HQ. Starting at 8:00 pm, all California statewide races will be updated every 60 seconds. Local results will be posted as soon as available.

November 8, 2022 at 8:09 AM Vehicle vs school bus, no injuries reported, on Hwy 20 at Harmony Ridge Road. Emergency services are at scene. Lanes are blocked.

November 8, 2022 at 7:49 AM A box in the lanes on Hwy 49 just past the Gold Flat ramp in Nevada City. Use caution.

November 8, 2022 at 6:51 AM

https://twitter.com/NevadaCountyCA/status/1589993271807598595

November 7, 2022 at 11:00 PM A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family whose house was destroyed by fire on Friday night on Englebright Dam Road. You can contribute here.

November 7, 2022 at 5:45 PM

November 7, 2022 at 11:26 AM From a caring reader: I found this boy wandering the trails at Hoyt’s Crossing, yesterday. He was wearing a dark blue collar. I left a note at the trailhead but have not heard from anyone. I plan to bring him to Sammie’s Friends this afternoon. I can be reached at 415-298-9294.

November 7, 2022 at 8:42 AM From a reader: Yesterday on Nov. 6 between 6:50 pm and 10pm a light mustard orange colored hooded jacket fell off the back of my truck into the road. It had my cell phone in the pocket. It mostly likely dropped onto the road on Pleasant Valley Rd near Wildwood Storage, or between there and Highway 20 around 6:50 pm. It could have dropped anywhere along highway 20 or on Highway 49 between Grass Valley and Auburn or between Auburn and Sacramento on the 80 from 7-10pm. It took us a while to realize it was missing but it probably fell off right away, so closer to 7pm and most likely in Penn Valley.
This phone is not backed up. It has two years worth of irreplaceable photos on it. There is a large reward for it’s return, no questions asked AT ALL. You’re a hero if you return it. The iPhone is a RED SE model and has a clear case on it with a white rectangular blank sticker. I’d love the jacket back, but it’s not important AT ALL. I’m DESPERATE, however, to get this phone back. If you saw the jacket on the road or have seen anything at all, including on social media, please call 415-533-1330 or email lilbitthandy@gmail.com. Any info is greatly appreciated.

November 7, 2022 at 8:24 AM Strong Winter Storm with Significant Mountain Travel Impacts, Valley Rain, & Gusty Winds Through Tuesday. Periods of moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the Valley and Foothills through Tuesday. Rainfall rates are expected to remain below burn scar debris flow thresholds. Near to below freezing temperatures expected late week into the weekend with potential frost impacts. Patchy fog possible Thursday morning in Valley and Foothills.

November 7, 2022 at 7:30 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will continue pile burning today near White Cloud. This is a prescribed burn with numerous firefighters and equipment at scene, no need to report the smoke.

November 7, 2022 at 7:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required. Visit burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/ to obtain a burn permit online. Agricultural burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

November 7, 2022 at 6:50 AM

November 7, 2022 at 6:30 AM Due to road and weather conditions, the Truckee courthouse will be opening late today at 10am.

November 6, 2022 at 8:22 PM First unit at scene on Spring Valley reports a small spot, extinguished by a resident. They will fully contain.

November 6, 2022 at 8:10 PM Report of a field on fire, Spring Valley Road in the Loma Rica area in Yuba County. Reported as a 50 ft wide strip on fire.

November 6, 2022 at 11:12 AM Accident on Hwy 174 near the Peardale fire station, debris in the roadway. Emergency services dispatched.

November 6, 2022 at 9:39 AM Tahoe National Forest firefighters will finish up 5 acres of pile burning today near White Cloud.

November 3, 2022 at 9:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required. Visit burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/ to obtain a burn permit online. Agricultural burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

November 5, 2022 at 9:51 AM As a reminder, between 10 am and 2 pm, approximately forty nonprofit and governmental organizations will come together in the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds to connect with potential volunteers. The Fair will provide a unique opportunity to understand the mission and needs of a wide range of community organizations to determine where a potential volunteer’s skills and experience will have the greatest impact. More info here.

November 5, 2022 at 9:50 AM Bovine stroll alert on Moonshine Road by Englebright Dam, please use caution in the area and share the road.

November 5, 2022 at 9:45 AM

November 5, 2022 at 8:48 AM A mattress in the roadway on Hwy 49 between Gold Flat and Sacramento Street in Nevada City. Do not rest on your laurels on the highway!

November 5, 2022 at 8:20 AM Today, Tahoe National Forest firefighters will be burning 8 acres of piles across from the Vista Point (Washington Overlook) off Hwy 20 east of Nevada City and 5 acres of piles one mile southeast of Scotts Flat Reservoir. There is no need to report the smoke, firefighters will be in attendance throughout the operation and dozer lines have been constructed around the projects.

November 4, 2022 at 7:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required. Visit burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/ to obtain a burn permit online. Agricultural burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

November 4, 2022 at 8:12 PM Firefighters have knockdown on the Englebright incident.

November 4, 2022 at 7:55 PM Firefighters are making progress on the structure fire, threat to wildland has been mitigated.

November 4, 2022 at 7:46 PM Englebright IC is requesting PG&E to respond to the incident to deenergize power lines.

November 4, 2022 at 7:38 PM Additional resources being dispatched to the structure fire at Englebright Dam.

November 4, 2022 at 7:28 PM Something just came down in the canyon, unknown if it was a flare or something else. Also, a fully involved structure fire on Englebright Dam Road. Reported as a 2,000-square foot doublewide trailer with numerous vehicles on the property. Units are at scene.

November 4, 2022 at 4:44 PM Three-car collision on Hwy 49 at Carriage Road. No injuries reported, but lanes are blocked going towards Grass Valley. Emergency services are at scene.

November 4, 2022 at 2:58 PM When you look out the window and see a Golden Eagle landing. (Camera is always handy.)

Golden Eagle landing at YubaNet HQ

November 4, 2022 at 12:08 PM Traffic hazard, possibly a baby stroller, blocking the turn lane on Hwy 49 at Lime Kiln Road.

November 4, 2022 at 9:06 AM Strong winter storm late Sunday through Tuesday. Very difficult mountain travel conditions with likely chain controls, possible road closures, and low visibility due to heavy snow and gusty winds Sunday evening through Tuesday night. Rain showers Saturday – Sunday, becoming moderate to heavy at times Sunday night – Tuesday night.

November 4, 2022 at 7:50 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required. Visit burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/ to obtain a burn permit online. Agricultural burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

November 3, 2022 at 8:59 PM Units have scene have knockdown on the attic fire on Packard, they will have it contained shortly according to the IC.

November 3, 2022 at 8:56 PM Units are on the roof of the residence on Packard Drive, and inspecting the inside of the house.

November 3, 2022 at 8:50 PM First unit at scene on Packard reports some smoke showing, no flames seen. They will investigate.

November 3, 2022 at 8:49 PM Possible residential structure fire, attic fire, on Packard Drive in Grass Valley, units dispatched.

November 3, 2022 at 5:09 PM The Great Turkey Shortage of 2022! No seriously, there is a shortage of giant birds – but we got you covered, with the help of our local grocery stores.

November 3, 2022 at 4:04 PM A large brown dog, possibly a St. Bernard, is running in the roadway on Willow Glenn Road between Peoria and Shiloh in the Brownsville area. Use caution and if you live in the area check if your pup is home.

November 3, 2022 at 3:20 PM A helpful reminder: The Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City wish to remind residents that ordinances that prohibit outdoor burning remain in effect year-round within the city limits of each municipality.

November 3, 2022 at 10:37 AM Cold morning lows into Friday – Heavy snow and rain late Sunday through Tuesday. Cold temperatures with frost impacts Friday morning. Heavy snow with major travel impacts Sunday evening through Tuesday night. Snow levels start at 5500-6500 feet Sunday evening dropping to 2500-3500 feet by Monday morning.

November 3, 2022 at 7:30 AM Today is a permissible burn day in Nevada County and Sierra County.

A Burn Permit issued by CAL FIRE is required. Visit burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/ to obtain a burn permit online. Agricultural burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning. Burning is always prohibited inside the city limits of Nevada City and Grass Valley.

For non-residential burning, an Air Pollution Permit from the Air District is always required.  Burn only natural vegetation that grew on the property where you are burning.  Never burn garbage, construction debris, painted wood, etc.  For best smoke dispersion, recommended burn hours are 9 AM to 3 PM.

November 3, 2022 at 7:18 AM The Idaho-Maryland on ramp on westbound Hwy 49 is blocked after a solo vehicle accident. No injuries reported.

November 3, 2022 at 1:55 AM The Rough and Ready outage has been resolved. 250 customers along Hwy 174 are still without power, trouble crew is on site.

November 3, 2022 at 12:57 AM Power has been restored to 1,489 customers along Dog Bar Road. 1,800 customers affected by two outages remain without power.

November 3, 2022 at 12:03 AM Another 250 customers out of power along Hwy 174 between Empire Street and Rattlesnake Road. Estimated restoration is 3:30 am. Tree branches in the roadway on Hwy 174, snow plow and public works crew dispatched.

November 2, 2022 at 11:46 PM Reader reported power outage, possible blown transformer, on Rough and Ready Hwy. Additionally, 1,584 customers out of power, estimated restoration is 3:30 am. Another 1,494 customers out of power from Rattlesnake along Dog Bar Road, possible restoration at 3:15 am.

November 2, 2022 at 11:30 PM Thanks to reader Jaymes for the photo “Peardale – First Snowfall of the year”

Peardale – First Snowfall of the year. Photo courtesy Jaymes Delgado

November 2, 2022 at 8:01 PM A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northeastern Sutter, south central Butte, Yuba and west central Nevada Counties through 9:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Iowa City, or 9 miles northeast of Marysville, moving east at 10 mph.

November 2, 2022 at 6:12 PM CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Lifts Burn Suspension effective Nov. 3, 2022. Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning.

November 2, 2022 at 5:23 PM Comcast/Xfinity connectivity has been restored for most parts of Nevada County.

November 2, 2022 at 3:05 PM The Comcast/Xfinity outage in Nevada and Yuba counties now has an estimated restoration time of 7:00 pm.

November 2, 2022 at 3:05 PM

November 2, 2022 at 8:44 AM Showers and thunderstorms with mountain snow today, cold morning lows Thu-Fri. Cold temperatures with frost potential impacts Thursday and Friday mornings. Additional rain and snow chances this weekend into early next week.

November 2, 2022 at 8:23 AM Xfinity outage in Nevada County is also affecting the Red Dog area. Estimated time of restoration is now 1:30 pm.

November 2, 2022 at 7:32 AM Reader report of issues with the Xfinity network in Grass Valley. ETA to restore normal functionality is 8:30 am.

November 2, 2022 at 7:30 AM Pickup vs embankment on Wheeler Cross Road at Red Dog Road.

November 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM

November 1, 2022 at 6:02 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 49 at the Hwy 20 junction in Nevada City.

November 1, 2022 at 4:36 PM

November 1, 2022 at 4:12 PM Vehicle into a tree on Red Dog Road near Quaker Hill Cross Road, emergency services dispatched.

November 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM Snow on the summit!

November 1, 2022 at 2:56 PM Dobbins and Oregon House power has been restored.

November 1, 2022 at 2:23 PM Power outage affecting 707 customers in Orgon House and Dobbins, estimated time of restoration is 6:00 pm. Trouble crew has been assigned.

November 1, 2022 at 2:16 PM Tree in the roadway on You Bet Road at Hwy 174, the roadway is blocked.

November 1, 2022 at 2:03 PM Solo vehicle accident on Hwy 20 at the Omega outlook. Roadway is clear.

November 1, 2022 at 1:46 PM Reduce your speed and turn on your headlights. Heavy rain is causing roadway flooding.

November 1, 2022 at 1:45 PM Power has been restored in North San Juan.

November 1, 2022 at 1:24 PM Vehicle accident underneath the Brunswick bridge, reported as a solo vehicle rollover, emergency services arriving at scene.

November 1, 2022 at 1:17 PM Power outage affecting 242 customers in North San Juan. Estimated time of restoration is 5:45 pm.

November 1, 2022 at 12:44 PM Structure fire on the 28000 block of Laporte Road in the Loma Rica area in Yuba County. Units dispatched.

November 1, 2022 at 10:36 AM Reported haystack fire on Hwy 20 in the Marysville area near Plantz Road. Units at scene, additional resources from NEU dispatched. No threat to structures.

November 1, 2022 at 10:21 AM Non-injury accident on Hwy 20 at the Mill Street off ramp. Emergency services are at scene, the off ramp is blocked.

November 1, 2022 at 10:01 AM Caltrans: The first winter storm of the season is expected to deliver 12 to 18 inches of snow over Donner Summit on Interstate 80 (I-80) and 4 to 6 inches over Echo Summit on U.S. Highway 50 (US 50) beginning this morning and lasting into Wednesday afternoon.

November 1, 2022 at 9:24 AM Vehicle into a building on Penn Valley Drive near the tennis courts in Penn Valley. Car is stuck on an edge/curb and the railing was taken out. No injuries to humans reported.

November 1, 2022 at 8:28 AM Widespread rain and moderate mountain snow today with lingering showers Wednesday, cold morning lows Thursday. Slight chance for Valley thunderstorms this afternoon/evening. Cold temperatures expected mid to late week with potential frost impacts Thursday morning. Additional precipitation chances this weekend into early next week.

November 1, 2022 at 8:20 AM Power has been restored to Lake Wildwood and Rough & Ready, in time for morning coffee.

November 1, 2022 at 6:55 AM Power outage affecting 902 customers in the Lake Wildwood and Rough & Ready area, estimated time of restoration is 8:45 am.

November 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM You can find last month’s log here.